Have you heard about platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy yet? If so, you’ve probably heard about it in reference to a facial treatment that’s designed to increase cellular turnover, improve the appearance of skin, and even help take years off of your appearance.
But PRP therapy isn’t just for the face anymore; in fact, one of the most exciting treatments today is PRP hair restoration!
Before we dive into how it helps improve the appearance of the hairline, let’s first explore what PRP therapy is. PRP therapy uses the power of your blood’s own growth factors to trigger wound healing processes within the body. Here’s how it works: Dr. Ahn removes a small amount of blood from the upper arm (much like when you get your blood drawn). Your blood is placed in a centrifuge, which quickly cleanses and separates growth factors from the blood. These growth factors are mixed with a special solution that triggers the wound-healing processes vital for rejuvenation.
PRP therapy for hair loss uses these growth factors to rejuvenate hair growth in key areas around the scalp. Once the solution has been prepared, Dr. Ahn will carefully inject the growth factors into areas where you’re missing hair, such as around the scalp line and bald patches. It’s a fast and easy process that requires no surgery, incisions, or annoying downtime.
PRP therapy can trigger hair follicle growth within the first couple of months after treatment. All the hair that grows back is your own, so you don’t have to worry about obvious-looking plugs or an unnatural-looking hairline. Awaken Aesthetics recommends at least a series of 3 treatments of PRP for the best results, and then patients can go on a maintenance treatment every 6 months or annually. Some patients even decide to do more PRP treatments if they continue to see improvement.
Ready to rejuvenate your scalp and improve hair growth? Then it’s time to discover PRP therapy for hair loss with board certified plastic surgeons, specializing in plastic and cosmetic surgery of the face and body, Dr. Alex Liu & Dr. Eric S Ahn at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA. Call 310.791.2233 to schedule your consultation and find out more about the procedure.
Dr. Liu & Dr. Ahn are hair restoration experts and can help you get back the thick, stronger-looking hair you’ve been missing!